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72-HOURS: WikiLeaks to reveal NSA-targeted country that could lead to deaths
72-HOURS: WikiLeaks to reveal NSA-targeted country that could lead to deaths videolarn The discussions on whether to release the name of the country took p…

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Modi government believes in freedom of press as it is the essence of democracy and no “external” regulation has worked in media, Information and Broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar today said on his first day in office.

“We believe that press freedom is the essence of democracy. And to make democracy a success, we require this press freedom because it gives people the choice in a rainbow of differing opinions,” the Minister said.

He recalled restrictions imposed on media during the Emergency and said that he was among those who had opposed it.

“There is no external regulation which works in media. Once in 1975, the media freedom was trampled upon but we fought against it. The people fought against it and I personally was very active on this front because I belong to a family of journalists and therefore we fought and were in jail for sixteen months,” he said.

Javadekar said that dissent has its place in democracy and added that the government would welcome constructive criticism.

The I&B minister said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been saying that to run a government a majority is needed but to run the country cooperation of all is required.

Speaking to mediapersons, Javadekar said that it is a joint mission to see that India prospers to its potential by 2025 and progresses much further by 2030.

“These will be important landmarks,” he said.

When queried about remarks reportedly made by his predecessor Manish Tewari that the I&B ministry belonged to a past era, Javdekar replied that an institution can be brought to an end quickly but it takes time to nurture work culture in an institution.

He said that he would study in detail issues related to his ministry and then give a presentation to the Prime Minister after which a course for the future would be charted out.

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Tor Browser 2 – Surfing on the net from a specific country!
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May 262014

State regulators in Massachusetts and others around the country are taking a close look at virtual currencies as bitcoin continues to grow in popularity.

We will be trying to come up with a model law or regulations states can use, said David Cotney, commissioner of the Massachusetts Division of Banks and chairman of the Emerging Payments Task Force. This has gotten a lot of attention, and we want to make sure when we act, we get it right.

The task force is made up of nine state regulators from around the country, and will look at everything from bitcoin to mobile payments.

Last week though, the task force held a hearing on bitcoin and other virtual currencies, hearing testimony from bitcoin companies and regulators, include Barbara Anthony, undersecretary of the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation.

Anthony said one of the key issues is that average consumers may be interested in bitcoin, but are not aware of some of the risks.

Consumers and average consumers need to know that there are certain drawbacks to trading in a virtual currency, Anthony said. The kinds of consumer protections that were used to, people have to understand they are not available to virtual currencies.

Things consumers should be aware of about bitcoin, Anthony said, include volatile worth and the fact there is no central authority that guarantees bitcoins worth.

You could buy $100 worth of bitcoin right now and over a period of time that value is not going to be $100, Anthony said.

Cotney said he is not planning on implementing any regulations on bitcoin immediately, but could down the road.

We will certainly be looking at the efforts of this task force to help guide us, Cotney said.

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Maguindanao massacre carnage site in Barangay Salman, Ampatuan town in Maguindanao. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines The House of Representatives has approved a bill declaring November 23 as Philippine Press Freedom Day.

November 23 marks the commemoration of the grisly massacre in Maguindanao four years ago that killed 58 people, 32 of which were media workers, allegedly at the hands of the Ampatuan clan which wielded a powerful private army in the region.

House Bill 4128 was recommended for approval by the House public information committee, which has yet to consolidate the different versions of the freedom of information bill.

The measure shall promote and uphold freedom and heighten awareness on press freedom so that journalists may freely and securely report the truth no matter who gets hurt by it, said Misamis Occidental Representative Jorge Almonte, who chairs the public information committee.

One of the bills authors, Ako Bicol Rep. Christopher Co, said the country remains to be a dangerous place for journalists even as it has the freest press in Asia.

Remembered as the single deadliest event for journalists in recent history the Maguindanao massacre is and continues to be a symbol of a fight for press freedom and their rights in the practice of their profession, Co said.

The commemoration of Philippine Press Freedom Day shall serve as a fitting reminder that we will never forget the sacrifices of these journalists who gave up their lives in the practice of their profession, he added.

According to the bill, the private sector, government agencies and instrumentalities, including government-owned and controlled corporations and local government units, should encourage and allow their employees to participate in the commemoration of Press Freedom Day within the premises of their respective offices.

The bill also requires the Department of Education (DepEd), the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) to lead public and private schools in organizing activities to celebrate the importance of the press, and to call for an end to violence against the media.

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– Mark Seo appointed to manage the company's Korea operations DHL, the world's leading logistics company, today announced the appointment of Mark Seo as Country Manager of DHL Supply Chain Korea. Mark will report into Victor Mok, CEO, North Asia, DHL Supply Chain.

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Through regenerative medicine, your ADRCs can rebuild damaged muscle tissue

In the country, there is a facility identified as the first medical center in South East Asia to offer the most advanced regenerative medical procedures. It utilizes state-of-the-art processing, delivery, and preservation of medical-grade Adipose-Derived Regenerative Cells (ADRCs). Located at Zuellig Bldg. Makati Avenue cor. Paseo De Roxas, Makati City, EA Regenerative Medicine Center of Excellence follows the most stringent clinical protocols, registries and standards of operations.

The center makes use of the Celution System from Cytori Therapeutics USA. Their process involves the extraction of unwanted fats derived from the patients own body and isolating the healthy therapeutic cells which can then be administered for the treatment of a whole range of age-related conditions like cardiovascular diseases, orthopedics, muscle, ligament and soft tissue injuries, gastrointestinal disorders, pain management, and procedures for plastic and reconstructive surgery that ensure the safest, most natural, and efficient healing process available to modern health science.

SO HOW DOES IT WORK?

There are stem cells throughout the human body, but theyre rare and difficult to access. The problem facing companies interested in treatment models is this: in order to get therapeutic numbers, you have to grow the stem cells in cultures.

This process fundamentally transforms the cells, based on their time in culture. Under existing FDA regulations, it also effectively makes any treatment derived from a drug, with all the development costs, regulatory hurdles and expenses to get over before having a product to bring to patients.

Theres really not a tissue in the body where, with impunity and effectively no risk, you can take a liters worth from anybody, says David Oxley, Cytori vice president.

But there is your body fatthe thing most of us hate wearing around our waistlines the most.

Fat tissue is one of the sources of therapeutic levels of stem cells. Theres no comparison, says Dr. Eder Garcia Dizon, managing director of EA Regenerative Medicine Center of Excellence. Even bone marrow and cord blood as source pales in comparison from a volume and number of cells perspective.

The Celution system was devised by Cytori to get those cells from the patients fat tissue to their targeted area of need as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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The Globalist Are Jeffery Dahmer Cannabalizing Our Country
Alex covers the attack of the left on alternative media, the first amendment and the issues that are preventing the bridges of peace being built in our country today. http://www.infowars.com/rand-…

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MONTPELIER — Vermont and the U.S. Senates most senior member are initiating efforts to reverse the U.S. Supreme Courts recent campaign finance rulings but taking different tacks.

The Vermont Legislature became the first in the country last month to pass a resolution that calls for a constitutional convention to reverse the high courts rulings that critics say trend toward looser limits on campaign contributions to the unfair advantage of wealthy donors and big business.

Sen. Patrick Leahy has called a June 3 hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which he chairs, to address the rulings. But he said Thursday hed rather see Congress craft an amendment, rather than have a constitutional convention that could be open to any topic. He said either route faces long odds, but it was a good idea to “start the conversation.”

“Ive always worried about a constitutional convention that could be opened up to all kinds of things — a constitutional amendment that would do away with most of our environmental laws or … might dramatically change whos allowed to vote,” he said.

The Democrat from Vermont, who will mark 40 years in the Senate in January, said in an interview with The Associated Press that hes interested in a tightly drawn constitutional amendment to reverse the effects of the courts decisions in the Citizens United and McCutcheon cases.

The rulings favor arguments that most campaign money caps are impermissible limitations on free speech.

Three versions of a campaign finance amendment have been offered in the Senate and 11 in the House. All the proposals seek to reverse the effects of the Citizens United decision of 2010 and the McCutcheon decision this year.

In the earlier ruling, the court said government restrictions on corporate independent expenditures on elections were unconstitutional in violation of the First Amendment. The McCutcheon decision held that aggregate limits on campaign contributions to multiple candidates and political action committees also are unconstitutional.

A constitutional convention as requested by the Vermont Legislature would be the first since the framers met in Philadelphia in 1787. All 27 amendments have been proposed by Congress. Two-thirds of the states — 34 — would have to call for a convention and three-quarters — 38 — would be needed to ratify an amendment by convention.

By the congressional route, two-thirds of both the House and Senate would have to support an amendment to reverse court decisions that most Republicans have cheered — an unlikely prospect in the near term.

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Wikileaks Will Reveal 2nd Country Where NSA Recording All Mobile Calls
WikiLeaks vows to reveal the name of another country in which all mobile calls are monitored by the NSA http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1516212/wiki…

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Earlier this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced he was pulling his country’s troops back from its border with Ukraine. Thursday, NATO officials said they’re seeing signs Russia’s troops might withdraw, although many soldiers remain near the border.

NATO’s leader reports seeing “limited Russian troop activity” close to the border, which could suggest “some of these forces are preparing to withdraw.”

Tensions in the area are high as Ukraine prepares to hold national elections Sunday. Yesterday, Putin said the pullback was meant to create “favorable conditions for Ukraine’s presidential vote and end speculation,” the AP reported.

As it prepares for the vote, Ukrainian forces have struggled to secure areas in the country’s east. Separatists in the Donetsk region attacked a checkpoint Thursday, resulting in at least 11 reported deaths.

Putin said he ordered Russia’s troops to return to their home bases Monday. Here’s an update from NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, issued Thursday:

“Late yesterday, we have seen limited Russian troop activity in the vicinity of the border with Ukraine that may suggest that some of these forces are preparing to withdraw. It is too early to say what this means, but I hope this is the start of a full and genuine withdrawal.

“At present, most of the previously deployed Russian force remains near the Ukrainian border and we see continued Russian exercises in the same area.

“If we see any meaningful, comprehensive and verifiable withdrawal, I would be the first to welcome it. This would be a first step from Russia into the right direction of living up to its international commitments, especially as Ukraine is preparing to hold important presidential elections on Sunday.”

Rasmussen added, “I hope we will see a political and diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine.”

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May 222014

Condoleeze Rice, Robert Bigeneau and Christine Lagarde all withdrew from giving the commencement speech at three highly regarded universities. Student protests led to their decision not to appear on campus. These are three highly respected people who have given their views across America and the world.

What a setback to have free speech universities cave in to a few protesters that didn’t approve of something these speakers said or did in the past. Free speech created a civil rights revolution, it ended the Vietnam War and it is the one thing more than any other factor that determines real democracy. God help us if we only want views that preserve the status quo.

A democracy encourages diverse views and a genuine exchange of ideas. These speakers who felt they had to withdraw so the protests did not distract from the honoring of students are truly acting at a high ethical level, but how embarrassing to the university and all Americans who value speech that opposes their thinking.

The best way to stop creative change and encourage conformity is to limit new ideas and limit free speech zones. We have enough problems with surveillance in this country without adding to the problem by driving away smart, accomplished people from free expression of thought. What a step backwards. Keep in mind, there was a time when many universities did not want Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at their institutions of higher learning. Enough said.

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BRUSSELS As NATO defense chiefs convene Thursday for a second day of talks on the Ukraine crisis, reaching agreement on specific steps to counter a more assertive Russia will likely prove elusive as national interests sometimes diverge.

For NATO, the heart of the challenge is bridging a gap between allies in the east, who seek a more muscular regional military posture to deal with Russia, and those in the west, notably Germany, who have urged a more cautious approach toward Moscow.

Its no secret where the differences are, and there have been tough discussions, said one military official from eastern Europe, who asked not to be identified while describing the mood at the outset of talks in Brussels on Wednesday. The outcome and final effect is what matters, but this is a marriage of 28 nations and consensus can be hard.

NATOs crisis response capabilities were a primary focus of the closed door discussions on Wednesday as defense chiefs examined how tensions with Russia will shape NATO in the future.

One of the most pressing issues which the chiefs of defense will consider is the implications of Russias actions in and around Ukraine, Gen. Knud Bartels, chairman of the NATO Military Committee, said in an opening statement Wednesday. Russias annexation of territory in a sovereign nation on NATOs borders has to cast a shadow of insecurity across the Alliances eastern flank and has potentially serious implications for the region and beyond.

Defense chiefs also met on Wednesday with Ukrainian military officials, where closed-door discussions focused on NATO support for Ukrainian military reform efforts.

The turmoil in Ukraine comes as NATO is winding down its combat mission in Afghanistan, which will conclude at the end of the year. While planning continues for a small, post-2014 training mission in the country, the downsizing in Afghanistan means NATO can turn more attention to other regions, Bartels said.

The end of NATOs ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) operation this year brings with it a potential strategic inflection point and the opportunity and capacity for the alliance to refocus its military capability towards a broader range of potential future threats, Bartels said. As we have seen in recent months, the global security situation remains fragile and unpredictable, and the alliance is increasingly surrounded by an arc of instability from Ukraine, to Syria to the Sahel.

Meanwhile, questions have emerged over NATOs readiness to respond should Russia seek to flex its muscle in other parts of the Continent.

If Russia were to launch a surprise attack on a country bordering a NATO nation, the alliance would struggle to generate an immediate respond, according to an internal alliance memo obtained by the German magazine Der Spiegel.

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May 212014

SEOUL – K-pop legend Seo Taiji will be making a comeback to the local music scene with a new album and a series of concerts after signing with concert organizer Show21, an affiliate of entertainment agency Wellmade Yedang.

Seo is slated to release his ninth studio album this fall and team up with Wellmade Yedang to organise a nationwide concert tour, beginning with a performance in Seoul, the entertainment agency said Monday.

Seo Taiji Company known for successfully launching large-scale music events including the rock festival ETPFEST and the “Seo Taiji Symphony” will take charge of the upcoming concerts’ planning and production.

Given that the comeback concert tour will mark Seo’s first solo stage appearance in five years, it is expected to bring in over 10 billion won in sales revenue, said Wellmade Yedang.

Seo Taiji, who was the leader of iconic K-pop group Seo Taiji and Boys, is considered a pioneer of modern K-pop. Formed in 1992, Seo Taiji and Boys is credited with ushering in a new sound and style that completely transformed the Korean music industry.

In a dramatic departure from mainstream Korean music at the time, Seo’s music featured an eclectic sound that fused elements of heavy metal, hard rock, rap and R&B. The group’s debut single “I Know” took the country by storm and Seo immediately became a national sensation in the 1990s, earning the nickname “President of Culture.”

Seo Taiji was a cultural product himself, with everything from his music, fashion and ideas leading the latest trends in the ’90s. Items such as hats with the price tag still attached and hip-hop pants as well as reggae hairstyles could be seen among hipster youths at the time.

Seo’s explosive popularity among younger listeners also prompted an influx of new-generation Korean idol groups including boy groups H.O.T., Sechs Kies, Shinhwa and girl groups Fin.K.L. and S.E.S., all geared to meet the new tastes of the younger demographic.

Since Seo Taiji and Boys disbanded in 1996, Seo has pursued a solo career, intermittently releasing albums and staging concerts in Korea. He launched the international rock festival ETPFEST as well as his own management label Goesoo Indigene, which has produced albums for local rock bands Nell and Pia.

As for the rest of the group, Yang Hyun-suk has become the head of YG Entertainment, and Lee Ju-no has produced pop groups and recently became a businessman.

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Political Commentator T.J. O'Hara on the U.S. Constitution and Free Speech Zones
The United States Constitution and free speech zones. Think about that. We have to have free speech zones in this country? Isn't the entire nation a free spe…

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Southwold beach and pier.

Callum Maclean Tuesday, May 20, 2014 12:01 AM

Some of the regions beaches have been named as some of the cleanest and best in the country.

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Charity Keep Britain Tidy has today announced the winners of the 2014 Blue Flag and Seaside Awards.

Ten beaches in the East of England have gained the Blue Flag award, and 16 have received the Seaside Award.

The beaches have been rewarded for their facilities, cleanliness, and the the case of the Blue Flag recipients, meeting the highest international standard of water quality. Across the country 56 beaches were awarded the Blue Flag, and 112 picked up the Seaside Award.

The Blue Flag winners in the region were Southwold Pier and Lowestoft South Claremont Pier in Suffolk, Clacton-on-Sea, Dovercourt Bay, Frinton on Sea and Brightlingsea in Essex, and Cromer, Sea Palling, Sheringham and Mundesley in Norfolk.

Richard McIlwain, Programmes Director for the charity said: Its fantastic news for everyone who loves visiting the seaside that 10 beaches will be flying a flag in the East of England that guarantees the public the best facilities and the cleanest beaches this summer.

Sue Allen, Wanevey District and Southwold town councillor said: Its another string to Southwold and Waveneys bow.

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Cowboys move cattle northwest of Calgary, May 28, 2013. Canadian cattle producers were in a U.S. court Monday, arguing for their right to free speech under the First Amendment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

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By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press

WASHINGTON – Canadian livestock producers were in a U.S. courtroom Monday fighting against labelling requirements blamed for having devastated their exports.

Their case invoked one of America’s most cherished principles: the free-speech guarantee in the First Amendment of the Constitution. The public gallery was filled as close to 200 people came to hear the argument in the U.S. Court of Appeals, the second-highest court in the country.

According to a coalition of industry groups from the three North American countries, foundational speech rights are violated when meat companies are forced to stamp, “Born in Canada,” or “Born in Mexico,” on their packaging.

They say country-of-origin labelling isn’t just costly, from a logistical standpoint. They say it also amounts to the government forcing them to divulge information, against their will and without justification, in breach of the principles espoused by America’s founding fathers.

The multiple parties with standing in the case were represented by a pair of attorneys: a federal lawyer who argued on behalf of the U.S. government, against an opponent who represented meat-industry groups.

The industry attorney argued that the rules are nothing more than protectionism, disguised as an attempt to help consumers learn about the origin of their food. She said the rules did not meet the standard set by past court cases about what corporations need to disclose.

“We’re here representing ranchers who are feeling a colossal impact,” said Catherine Stetson, arguing for the American Meat Institute and its Canadian-Mexican allies.

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Bucharest, May 16 (IANS) Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta said Friday a possible permanent presence of NATO forces in the country would be discussed with representatives of the Romanian state. Ponta made the remark after meeting visiting NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. "The Secretary General of NATO will discuss (the possible presence) with all the representatives of the …

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The consequences of eliminating Fourth Amendment protections for all international communication with foreigners

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The U.S. government concedes that it needs a warrant to eavesdrop on phone calls between Americans, or to read the body of their emails to one another. Everyone agrees that these communications are protected by the Fourth Amendment. But the government also argues that Fourth Amendment protections don’t apply when an American calls or writes to a foreigner in another country.

Let’s say, for example, that the head of the NAACP writes an email to a veteran of the South African civil-rights struggle asking for advice about an anti-racism campaign; or that Hillary Clinton fields a call from a friend in Australia whose daughter was raped; or that Jeb Bush uses Skype to discuss with David Cameron whether he should seek the 2016 presidential nomination for the Republican Party. Under the Obama administration’s logic, these Americans have no reasonable expectation of privacy with regard to these conversations, and it is lawful and legitimate for the NSA to eavesdrop on, record, and store everything that is said.

The arguments Team Obama uses to justify these conclusions are sweeping and worrisome, as the ACLU’s Jameel Jaffer capturesin his analysis of the relevant legal briefs:

… the government contends that Americans who make phone calls or send emails to people abroad have a diminished expectation of privacy because the people with whom they are communicatingnon-Americans abroad, that isare not protected by the Constitution. The government also argues that Americans’ privacy rights are further diminished in this context because the NSA has a “paramount” interest in examining information that crosses international borders.

… the government even argues that Americans can’t reasonably expect that their international communications will be private from the NSA when the intelligence services of so many other countries … might be monitoring those communications, too. The government’s argument is not simply that the NSA has broad authority to monitor Americans’ international communications. The US government is arguing that the NSA’s authority is unlimited in this respect. If the government is right, nothing in the Constitution bars the NSA from monitoring a phone call between a journalist in New York City and his source in London. For that matter, nothing bars the NSA from monitoring every call and email between Americans in the United States and their non-American friends, relatives, and colleagues overseas.

All I’d add is that the Obama administration’s encroachments on the Fourth Amendment disparately affect naturalized citizens of the United States, almost all of whom still have friends or family members living in their countries of origin. When I call my parents, email my sister, or text my best friend, my private communications are theoretically protected by the Bill of Rights. In contrast, immigrants contacting loved ones often do so with the expectation that every word they say or write can be legally recorded and stored forever on a server somewhere.

Xenophobia is one factor driving this double-standard. It does real harm to immigrants whose speech is chilled, as is clear to anyone who has made an effort to speak with them.

Yet there has been little backlash against the Obama administration for affording zero constitutional protections to Americans engaged in speech with foreigners, and little sympathy for the innocent Americans, many of them immigrants, who are hurt by the approach Obama and many in Congress endorse.

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The consequences of eliminating 4th Amendment protections for all international communication with foreigners.

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The U.S. government concedes that it needs a warrant to eavesdrop on phone calls between Americans, or to read the body of their emails to one another. Everyone agrees that these communications are protected by the Fourth Amendment. But the government also argues that Fourth Amendment protections don’t apply when an American calls or writes to a foreigner in another country.

Let’s say, for example, that the head of the NAACP writes an email to a veteran of the civil rights struggle in South Africa asking for advice about an anti-racism campaign; or that Hillary Clinton fields a phone call from a friend in Australia whose daughter was raped; or that Jeb Bush uses Skype to call David Cameron to discuss whether he should seek the 2016 nomination for the Republican Party. Under the Obama Administration’s logic, these Americans have no reasonable expectation of privacy with regard to these conversations, and it is lawful and legitimate for the NSA to eavesdrop on, record, and store everything that is said.

The arguments Team Obama uses to justify these conclusions are sweeping and worrisome, as the ACLU’s Jameel Jaffer capturesin his analysis of the relevant legal briefs:

…the government contends that Americans who make phone calls or send emails to people abroad have a diminished expectation of privacy because the people with whom they are communicating non-Americans abroad, that is are not protected by the Constitution. The government also argues that Americans’ privacy rights are further diminished in this context because the NSA has a “paramount” interest in examining information that crosses international borders.

…the government even argues that Americans can’t reasonably expect that their international communications will be private from the NSA when the intelligence services of so many other countries… might be monitoring those communications, too. The government’s argument is not simply that the NSA has broad authority to monitor Americans’ international communications. The US government is arguing that the NSA’s authority is unlimited in this respect. If the government is right, nothing in the Constitution bars the NSA from monitoring a phone call between a journalist in New York City and his source in London. For that matter, nothing bars the NSA from monitoring every call and email between Americans in the United States and their non-American friends, relatives, and colleagues overseas.

All I’d add is that the Obama Administration’s encroachments on the 4th Amendment disparately impact naturalized citizens of the United States, almost all of whom still have friends or family members living in their countries of origin. When I call my parents, email my sister, or text my best friend, my private communications are theoretically protected by the Bill of Rights. In contrast, immigrants contacting loved ones often do so with the expectation that every word they say or write can be legally recorded and stored forever on a server somewhere.

Xenophobia is one factor driving this double-standard. It does real harm to immigrants whose speech is chilled, as is clear to anyone who has made an effort to speak with them.

Yet there has been little backlash against the Obama Administration for affording zero Constitutional protections to Americans engaged in speech with foreigners, and little sympathy for the innocent Americans, many of them immigrants, who are hurt by the approach Obama and many in Congress endorse.

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